Global Clients Join Analysts at Futurestep Showcase

Gary Bragar, HRO Research Director, NelsonHall

Gary Bragar, HRO Research Director, NelsonHall

Congratulations to Futurestep on a job well done! The company brought several clients to the entire analyst event as well as Futurestep leaders from EMEA, APAC, including China and New Zealand, North America, LATAM, and all functional leaders.

Korn/Ferry

Parent company Korn/Ferry CEO Gary Burnison shared his perspectives on leadership including how employees want to be part of something where they can grow and be stimulated and what Korn/Ferry can do to better work with clients and help them make their business successful; it all boils down to its people! Korn/Ferry understands that companies focused on people outperform the market in terms of growth by linking its business strategy to its talent strategy.

Futurestep Offerings / Capability

Continuing its people focus, Futurestep CEO Byrne Mulrooney talked about a new career development tool called Forte. Career development is a top reason why employees stay with a company. Forte will be deployed throughout Futurestep starting with the top 100 people. Futurestep has also begun to market Forte globally to complement (but not replace) talent management platforms.

Regional and practice RPO leaders talked about how Futurestep makes a difference including its focus on:

  • Understanding customer needs: per a recent OI RPO client satisfaction survey, Futurestep achieved top ranking in understanding client needs; I believe a leading factor is that a high percentage of Futurestep employees sit on site with clients
  • Sourcing, assessments, talent communications/employer branding, contract management, technology, the recruitment process, vendor management, and metrics
  • Its ~800 professionals in 20 countries organized by industry sectors with specialists including:
    • Life sciences
    • Financial services
    • Consumer/retail
    • Technology
    • Industrial
    • Government/public sector
  • Building talent communities in all RPO contracts at no extra charge
  • Using analytics with a dashboard to look across all RPO clients for benchmarking purposes.

Futurestep’s analytics, included for all new clients and to be added for existing clients by Q3, allow users to:

  • View detailed data and trends including productivity, job placements by job type and gender, the top seven markets for the top seven functions, etc.
  • Perform predictive analysis, e.g., top sources of hires.

Futurestep Clients

Of all analyst events I’ve been to this had the highest number of client attendees and case studies combined with presentations and dialogue around the table. Clients talked about why they outsourced, why Futurestep was chosen, benefits received to date, and what they would like to receive in the future. For example:

  • An APAC client is going to use Futurestep for internal candidate hiring next
  • Another client is looking to enhance its employment branding
  • A North America client plans to expand globally with Futurestep including in EMEA
  • A MNC client changed providers because it found Futurestep to be more of a consultant and partner.

Case studies provided examples of documented benefits obtained by clients including:

  • Reduced agency hiring
  • Cost savings
  • Reduced time to hire, including time to deliver a short list of candidates
  • Hiring manager satisfaction, etc.

Summary

I was impressed by the ability to speak directly with clients and Futurestep leaders across all regions and to learn about Futurestep’s capabilities.

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